Snapdragon 660 pops up on Geekbench, does not disappoint


Last week, Qualcomm announced its latest offering in the 600 series, the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630, with the Snapdragon 660 being the most powerful of the pack.

Manufactured using the 14nm process, the Snapdragon 660 offers 20 persent better performance and 30 percent better graphics performance than the Snapdragon 653. The chipset is an octa core setup with four Kryo 260 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz. On the GPU front, the 660 comes with the Adreno 512 with support for X12 LTE baseband.

The Snapdragon 660 popped up on the benchmarking site, Geekbench, where it showed off its prowess. In the multi core test, the chip scored 5639 points whereas on the single core test, it scored 1599 points while clocked at 1.84GHz.

If compared to the performances of the phones like Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5S plus, both of which run the Snapdragon 821, the difference is not much. In the single core test, the SD 660 gives a tough competition to the 821 chipset run phones. It does not lag far behind in the multicore test too.

This means that even though the SD 660 is a capable mid ranger, it falls far behind when it comes to the SD 821 which scores a whopping 2143 on the single core test.

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